The Cargo Bibshort (Men's)
*This product fits tighter than our regular bibshorts around your hips and upper thighs. Please refer to the sizing chart. It is not unusual to pick a size that is larger than other RedWhite bibshorts. If unsure about size, please email : firstname.lastname@example.org*
The Cargo Bibshort (Men's) is designed to help you ride further than ever before. 4 large pockets allow you to store large quantities of nutrition, inner tubes, tool kits, spare clothing and more. These pockets are made from a tough & stretchy nylon fabric that is snag-resistant.
This bibshort is identical to our popular long-distance bibshorts (The BIB range). The only difference is the inclusion of the 4 cargo pockets. It is perfect for events such as :
- Transcontinental Race
- Race Across America
What can these pockets carry? :
The model in these photos is wearing a size Small Bibshort and is carrying the following items, with room for more :
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone (thigh pocket)
- 3 cereal bars, with room for 1 more (thigh pocket)
- Banana & MTB inner tube (lower rear pocket)
- Sleeveless bad-weather gilet (upper rear pocket)
Why We Exist:
Finding a reliable bibshort supplier is strangely challenging. If you ride a lot of miles, you've likely gone through multiple brands, looking for that elusive bibshort that just works. RedWhite Apparel is built to solve this problem. Our lofty goal is to become your Go-To bibshort supplier. That's why we only make bibshorts and nothing else. About Us.
- 4 Cargo Pockets made from tough & stretchy nylon mesh
- Made in Romania using Bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® certified suppliers
- Proprietary Moulded Chamois for rides over 5 hours
- Italian Lycra from M.I.T.I (SPF UV 50+ rating)
- Non-Slip & Comfy Silicone Microdot Grippers
- Lightweight, Stretchy & Soft Mesh Fabric (on bib-straps)
- Full Durable Flatlock Stitching
Have not really tried out the pockets since I am so used to the pockets at the back of the jersey. As always, having own few RW bibs, the product has never failed in term of comfort. Love the quality of the the bibs.
Unlike previous RW bibs, the fit is no longer loose and flexible. As other said in another review, quite tight on the hips and in general.
I measured the chamois dimensions and they are close to the previous bibs, so up-sizing might not get you the desired result as the chamois could be too big.
I know the intent is that they might stretch a bit over time, but as of right now they sit very tight and are not really comfortable in the same way other RW bibs are because of how they bunch up and don't really move. For me, with long femurs, this also means they don't sit as long on the legs so I'll get some inconsistent tan lines 😛
So I would recommend these only if you are on the smaller end of sizing (e.g. you wear large bibs, but normally are close to a medium). Maybe after a few months of riding they might become more comfortable, but given the strength of the stitching (it is high quality, and the pockets are nice), I sincerely doubt they'll stretch enough to totally change how the bibs sit on me.
Still gets lots of points for material value for money though.
Hi ET, thank you for taking the time to write this review. You're correct. The cargo bibs are less forgiving in their fit because the mesh was tailored tightly to prevent it from sagging as the bibshort ages. I think you can go up a size. From experience (I wear size M in regular redwhites and size L in cargos), the larger size adjusts well because it is tighter. I ran a check and noticed you purchased 2 bibshorts in size L. I could exchange any unused ones for a size XL. Shoot me an email : email@example.com
The Cargo Bibs are a great piece of kit. I can see the pockets coming in handy when riding MTB with a regular t-shirt and on long endurance road rides to carry extra bits and pieces. The chamois is really comfy so far and seems to be on par with my Assos Cento bibs at 1/2 of the price. I haven't had the chance to put in a long outdoor ride with them yet, but they held up well on a 4-hour Zwift ride. My main issue with these bibs is that they are significantly tighter than the 2 other bibs I ordered from RedWhite, the longer Winter Bib Tights and Thermal Bibs. The Cargo Bibs are much tighter around my hip crease which I think is due to the side pockets and the elastic from the pockets adding more tension to the stretch of the bibs in that area, almost to the point that I was afraid the stitching would break in the back of the bib. They've held up well so far and I'm hoping they will loosen up a bit after a few rides. I would almost suggest going up a size in the Cargo Bibs compared to other bib shorts from RedWhite. For reference, I'm 183cm and 73kg and the sizing helpdesk put me in a medium. Sizing is great for the Winter Bib Tights and Thermal Bibs in a medium, but almost too tight with the Cargo Bibs.
Hi Brandon, thank you for taking the time to write this review. The pockets are stitched with durability in mind, which is the reason despite being stretched, yours are still holding up fine on your 4 hour ZWIFT ride. Nailing the fit of the cargo was particularly tricky. On one hand, I wanted the pockets to remain taut so that anything you throw into it is properly secured by the pocket's tension. On the other hand, I wanted them to fit well without being constrictive. The main challenge was ensuring the pockets remain taut until the bibshort's end of life.
Lycra tends to stretch out and pockets in particular can sag with use. I designed this out of the product by tensioning the fabric when it is new. As it ages, it will ease up while maintaining decent tension to keep securing your belongings during a ride. From experience with my prototypes throughout 2020, I have nailed this design intent. Keep using it and I do appreciate it if you could shoot me an email later on in the year. I'd like to know how you're getting on with it. - Yuva, Founder